Magufuli admits his own child contracted Covid-19, says cured by ginger, lemon

By K24Tv Team On Sun, 17 May, 2020 15:08 | < 1 min read
Tanzania's President John Pombe. [PHOTO | FILE]
Tanzania's President John Pombe. [PHOTO | FILE]

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli says that his own child has recovered from coronavirus after self-medicating while on self-imposed quarantine.

Defending his decision not to order lockdown in Tanzania, President Magufuli said that the child, whose age and gender he did not reveal, self-quarantined and is now okay.

“He took malimau na tangawizi. Amepona na sasa anapiga push-ups [He took lemon and ginger and has recovered. He is now doing push up],” said Magufuli on Sunday.

Here is the video clip:

The Tanzanian president said that he is considering reopening universities later this week if Covid-19 numbers continue stabilizing.

Magufuli revealed that majority of Covid-19 patients admitted in hospitals have recovered and subsequently discharged.

He told Tanzanian nationals that the virus is not as dangerous as claimed abroad.

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